Monthly Archives: August 2011

group meeting

The kitchen table at Cat’s house is becoming our regular meeting place.  Thank you Catrin!  We met this morning with all five of us there.  I like to think of us as The Mighty Handful.  That was the name given … Continue reading

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Speakers

We’ve found all the speakers.  Rev Wigley was available and happy to oblige by speaking on Tuesday the 18th of October.  And they say the age of miracles is dead.  I am over the moon and mightily relieved. So, we have … Continue reading

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two more speakers

On a high from getting the venue sorted out I emailed my old boss at Cardiff University.  Gareth is one of those Welshmen born in England, son of the moderator of the United Reformed Church actually, who longs to sound … Continue reading

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The venue: home at last

I took Callum to the driving range at St Andrews Major golf club this morning.  It hit me like one of those wild shots he ricochets round his stall thingy there.  The conservatory at St Andrews Major golf club is the … Continue reading

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The venue, part 4

Well, I was hoping that the title of this post would be The venue: the final chapter.  And it was all looking so good. Anyway to cut a long story and many phone calls/emails later it looks like we can’t … Continue reading

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The venue, part 3

We’ve put lots of other suggestions on the table, but I won’t go through them as some of the reasons we ruled them out weren’t very complimentary.  On a whim we phone the Dock Offices.  They’ve got a lovely boardroom … Continue reading

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The venue, part 2

hmmm. Venues tried so far:  St Francis Millennium hall.  Nice wee venue, we’d need to sort out our own bar, but we’ve used it very satisfactorily in the past.  I give Alison a call.  She is a gem – one … Continue reading

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The venue

Time to look at where we’re going to hold this series of speakers.  We’re going to go for three in all.  One in September, one in October, one in November.  Stephen Jones has given us a few dates in September … Continue reading

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It’s just not that simple

Right, I’ve started a shortlist of people to ask to come and speak.  I’ve started a shortlist of venues.  Emailing people on the list is easy.  And getting the first speaker to agree in principle is easy, thanks to a … Continue reading

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The Group? They say yes!

They actually think it’s a good idea.  This has given me hope, Joanna.

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